6. Course requirements:
(a) Weekly quizzes (every Monday during recitation).
The lowest two numerical
scores will be dropped in determining grades. Quiz for the week of February 15
will be given on Wednesday February 17 during lecture.
(d) Final exam (Mon. May 10, 8-11 AM)
(b) Midterm Exam (Wed. March 10 No quiz on Mon. March 8)
Grades are to be determined on a curve. Incompletes are given only for valid medical reasons. Quizzes cannot be made up. If a Monday class is canceled owing to weather or any other reason, the quiz will be given during the lecture portion of the course, on the next date the class meets.
7. H1N1 Swine Flu Statement:
The H1N1 pandemic may impact classes this semester. If any of you develop flu- like symptoms, please stay home until your fever is normal for 24 hours. Please do not come to class if you have influenza. Please notify me by e-mail or phone of your status. If you are sick on a quiz day, and if you have notified either Drs. Freeman or Yang before the quiz, the score for that quiz will be taken from your final exam score. There will be no penalty for missing a quiz if you are sick with the flu.
The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention have posted simple methods that can help avoid transmission of the illness. These include: covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; frequently washing your hands to protect you and others from germs; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and most importantly, staying home when you are sick. For more information, please log into www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm or www.uri.edu/news/H1N1.
As you are all aware, CHM 192 is the second semester of the full year general chem- istry course sequence. Most generally, this semester we seek to understand the physical principles that govern chemical reactions. Those principles include understanding the factors that govern how fast reactions occur, the nature of the equilibrium state, and the thermodynamic principles that govern the direction of spontaneous change. Special